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Table 1 Group comparisons between Non CHD and CHD as median (25-75 percentiles IQR) or percentage.

From: Impact of sphingomyelin levels on coronary heart disease and left ventricular systolic function in humans

Variable Non CHD CHD P value
Sphingomyelin(mg/dl) 40.7(33-50) 47.2(39-58) <0.001
Age(years) 59(53-67) 64(57-71) <0.001
BMI 24.7(22-26) 24.4(23-26) 1.0
LVEF(%) 69(64-73) 63(55-70) <0.001
Fibrinogen(mg/dl) 248(212-307) 294(236-356) <0.001
HDL-C(mmol/L) 1.1(0.9-1.2) 1.0(0.8-1.2) <0.001
LDL-C(mmol/L) 2.5(2.0-3.0) 2.6(2.1-3.0) 0.37
TC(mmol/L) 4.3(3.7-5.0) 4.3(3.8-4.9) 0.62
TG(mmole/L) 1.5(1.1-2.0) 1.5(1.1-2.2) 0.35
ApoA-I(g/L) 1.1(1.0-1.2) 1.1(0.9-1.2) 0.60
ApoB(g/L) 0.7(0.6-0.9) 0.8(0.6-0.9) 0.03
  1. CHD, coronary heart disease; BMI, body mass index; LVEF, left ventricular ejection fraction; HDL, high density lipoprotein; LDL, low density lipoprotein; TC, total cholesterol; TG, triglyceride; Apo, apolipoprotein.